Message for November 28, 2020 from Pastor Jerry

“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” Romans 2:4 (NKJV)
     What causes a person to decide they need to be saved?  Is it the fear of going to hell?  Is it a fear of God’s judgement?  Is it the desire to go to heaven when one dies?  Is it another personal reason?  If it is one of these it may not last.  The only sure reason is the revelation that God loves you so much and He wants you to love Him in return.  Nothing else matters.  Love is God’s only requirement for your salvation.
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?  Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all you mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself.  On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets”  Matt. 22:36-40 (NKJV)
     Jesus’ answer then is still the same today.  If we can truly understand the power of love we will know the security it gives us in Jesus Christ.  The love of God never changes, no matter what happens.  He still loves the “worst sinner” as much as His “greatest saint”.  ONLY God can do that.  God loves our fellow man through His love in us.  It is our love that all men need, not our judgement.  Let us all be “about our Father’s business”.
     If we live up to love, it will solve all our problems with other people and with God, our Father.  “And the world will be a better place.”  Let’s just do it!

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